Wold Newton Archives‎ > ‎Houses‎ > ‎

Chalk Cottage

It's made of chalk.
 
It was probably built some time in the early 19th or late 18th century and converted into one house some time in the mid 20th century.  Its original structure is more or less identical to that of Rectory Cottage over the road.  The standard of construction is higher than that of the later brick built estate cottages e.g. it has oak floor boards rather than the pine used elsewhere in the village.
 
It was occupied by George and Mary Dobbs for most of the third quarter of the 20th century until George died on Christmas Day in 1968 and soon afterwards Mary moved next door into The Bungalow.
 
Gill Foot (aka Gill Nadin) used it as an artist's studio for a few years in the late 1970s and early 1980s and more or less lived there for a while after she decided to split up with her husband Tony, before moving to Girsby.  Gill was an artist of considerable repute in Lincolnshire.  She caused her neighbour across the road a good deal of excitement when painting a nude sitting in an upstairs window.
 
The cottage was 'done up', extended and the brick garage built by Charles Bowring in the late 1980s before he was evicted by his wife Kathryn. 




North South
Comments